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It's no secret that Performance Improvement Plans (PIP) don't work. As a business, you’ve likely implemented PIPs when an employee’s behavior didn't meet your expectations. For instance, take an employee who has been consistently late to work. You've talked to them about their late arrivals multiple times. You've told them in no uncertain terms how their job impacts the work of others and how they need to be there on time in order to effectively meet the needs of the customer. You’ve left those meetings believing that they understood, but then they show up late once again.

Published in Employee Performance
Tuesday, 15 January 2013 15:06

Goal Setting

SET THE GOAL TO GOAL SET!

It’s the beginning of the year and many people are taking time to write down their goals for the coming year. I’ve always been the brunt of many jokes from my friends and family because I live by my planner. I write down my goals, have quarterly and monthly benchmarks and daily task lists. If I don’t get something done, I move it to the next day and make sure it gets done. I evaluate my goals regularly and change them as the world throws me the usual curve balls.

Published in Management
Monday, 17 December 2012 14:58

Happy Holidays! But Who Has The Time?

“I know I need to do that but when can I find the time?” That is the mantra I keep hearing from the small business owners I run into. Does it sound familiar? I have even said it on occasion. I am finding time for the things I know I need to do, to be shorter and shorter in comparison with the day-to-day fires that have to be put out. So how do we do it? Business development, sales, product/service delivery, billing...the list goes on and on. And now the holidays are upon us! How can we keep up with it all? Well, here are a few simple tips that can help:

Published in Management